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Lake Taal

Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: This lake is the deepest in the Philippines.
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280 reviews 280 reviews
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This areas is much cooler than metro Manila so it is a nice day trip if you want to cool down and relax.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It does not smell like manila bay, and I think the gov't is doing a bit of good job in maintaining it natural. Fishing farms are limited and are located in design areas, unlike laguna bay which I think is over used. Not confident in swimming there though since its murkey.

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

- A drive of about 20 minutes downhill from Tagaytay. Worth it & is gateway to the Taal Volcano. This is an active Volcano with smoke at many points on the hill.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Well worth the trip if the volcano is active. No kidding, I went there in 1968, and the volcano was not putting out any lava, but a lot of steam, making for a wonderful sight.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were a large group over in Manila for a wedding. A day trip to see a 'lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano' seemed a great idea and we were lucky enough to have a mini bus at our disposal taking us to Talisay. Each boat was PHP1000 and once across we had a choice of... More

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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We hired a van and driver to take us from Mall of Asia to Lake Taal - cost 4500 PHP. A couple of my friends are Filipinos so it made this trip a lot easier. We left at 0315 and got there around 0445. We stopped a couple of times to ask for boat drivers and we were led to... More

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Marikina, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I recently went to Tagaytay and was bit disappointed when we decided to visit Taal lake. We were approached by one of the locals telling us that we can rent a boat for only P1500. She was telling us that it will take us to Taal lake, she was also showing us a card board with pictures of the boat,... More

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Marikina, Philippines
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My friend, cousin and I went there this weekend. We went to Tagaytay Rotonda where there was a banner that says "Taal Boat Ride Information" or something and inquired for packages there. They showed us a package worth Php 6,500 for boat ride + Horseback ride + food and drinks. we told them we're just availing of the boat because... More

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Batangas, Batangas City, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Really nothing much to see here apart from the volcano, and there are far better sites then coming to Taal to see one. Once here there are no real tourist attractions apart from the donkey ride up the mountain and if you want to sit on a flee ridden - very old donkey then be my guest. Not geared for... More

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Manila, Philippines
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Its a nice view when you are looking at it on top of a mountain, but once you are in its shoreline its already full of resorts offering a ride to taal volcano. I wish the local gov't would take out the fishponds surrounding it. The lake also provides a good tasting fish called tilapia. Its better to visit it... More

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